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City Council to hold special meeting Sept. 15; discussion to revolve around city administrator

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Gillette City Council could make their final decision on the next city administrator during a special meeting this Friday, according to a notice from the City of Gillette. 

The meeting will take place on Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Pronghorn Board Room at the Gillette College Technical Education Center, 3251 S. 4-J Road, the city says. 

Per the notice, the purpose of the meeting is for the council to consider the open city administrator contract followed by the appointment of the new city administrator. 

The announcement comes weeks after the city announced three finalists who have applied for the position: Utilities Director Mike Cole, Scott Meszaros and Pat Oman. 

Cole has served as interim city administrator since earlier this year, following the resignation of Hyun Kim, who departed the city to take up a similar position in Tacoma, Washington. He’s occupied the position once before in 2021 prior to the city choosing Kim for the permanent role. 

Meszaros has been in municipal service for 27 years and most recently served as the town manager for Hope Mills, North Carolina, and city manager for Seward, Alaska, before that. He’s also filled multiple public service roles in Colorado, per the city. 

Oman is the current county administrator for Becker County, Minnesota, and brings to the table 20 years of experience in government administration. He’s also previously served as the city administrator for Moose Lake, Minnesota, the city says.